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My self-summary
People used to call me an old soul. Anymore, I prefer to think of myself as a smartass ad-libbing (mad-libbing?) his way through life.

Dry humorist. Loyal Friend. Wanderer. Intellectual. Jack-of-all-trades. Philanthropic muser and actioner...er. Jaded idealist. Miscreant.

I believe in goodwill towards human beings and most other things, ghosts, spirits, chi, entropy, the scientific method, and aliens. I'm not inclined towards God or gods, politicians, blissful ignorance, taking life too seriously, or being so kind that you're a rug and so open-minded that your brain falls out.

I'm looking for my best friend, partner in crime, and the person with whom I want to spend the rest of my life. It probably says something that in my mind I compare dating to Groundhog Day, but I'm choosing to ignore the implications.

Intelligence is sexy. A sense of humor to go with it is goddamn sexy.

ALSO: For fuck's sake, people. http://imgur.com/a/B3P9y
*I wish I could take credit for actually creating that imgur post. Instead, I will merely claim that guy as my hero.
What I’m doing with my life
Living it. And being one hell of a lot more charming in person.

Scheming. Trying to use my powers for Good.

I'm making an effort to remind myself that this is the only life we get, and that you need to enjoy the now. I'm making an effort to remind myself that this is the only life we get, and that I need to not squander it by not planning for the future.

OH! My best friend and I got into backpacking this fall. Holy crap. Best thing ever. I'm going to be chomping at the bit all winter until it's warm enough to go out again.
I’m really good at
Adjusting to new and strange situations. Really, I just go through life with a zen cool and a knack for not letting awkward situations get to me.

Organizing groups that need organized, staying out of it when there's already leaders, walking away when there's too many chiefs, and recognizing which situation is which.

Cooking! I love cooking. But I love cooking with someone even more.

I'm also just killer at putting my foot in my mouth.
The first things people usually notice about me
I really have no idea. But as cliche as this sounds, people frequently ask if I work out. So maybe that.

They're usually pretty relieved that I'm breathing and above room temperature.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
O'Brien, Vonnegut, Hamilton, C.S. Friedman, Greg Bear, The Watchmen, Harry Potter, Watership Down, Good Omens. GoT is getting pretty good.

Humbolt County, Terminator 2, Lord of the Rings, Equilibrium, Strange Days, The Boondock Saints, Beer Fest, Dark City, Donnie Darko, The Big Lebowski

Breaking Bad, Battlestar Galactica, X-Files, House. I really watch very little TV.

I listen to a wide selection of Alternative and Indie, with some Punk, Postrock, and Classic thrown in. I'm just gonna start throwing out names: Pearl Jam, STP, Alice in Chains, Temple of the Dog, Modest Mouse, POE, Garbage, Sarah McLachlan, Goldfrapp, Silversun Pickups, Beatles, Sting, Sting and the Police, Jethro Tull, The Who, Bad Religion, Against Me, Rise Against, Social Distortion, Gaslight Anthem, Tool, Fear Factory, NIN, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Mogwai

Man, I love food. Put it in my mouth! Thai, Italian, Vietnamese, Japanese, vegetarian, meatatarian, or a rare freakin' steak. And food that I didn't list, too.

I also enjoy schmancy coffee, good tea, craft whiskey, and microbrewed beer.
The six things I could never do without
Creativity, integrity, humor, friends/family, motion, rest
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Science (physiology, physics, astronomy, the universe), philosophy (our place in said universe, human interactions, religion and spirituality). Other stuff.

Why is it so damn difficult for human beings to treat each other fairly?

What the hell am I going to eat tonight?
On a typical Friday night I am
Maybe out with friends. Maybe reading a book. Anymore, probably not playing a video game. It varies, but ideally I'm not at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm divorced. Secret's out.
You should message me if
You're open-minded but also think things through.

You're a dreamer, idealist, scientist, artist, or (even better) some combination of them.

You enjoy hanging out with someone until the wee hours of the morning, talking about the big questions, laughing, and exploring the crazy crap on the internet. You'd eventually like to wake up next to that person.

You want to go on a fuckin' adventure. I like sitting in as much as anyone else, but that's no excuse to grow mold.

You think we'd click.
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